Atalanta need to end the season strong to continue playing in Europe and they are ready for significant changes in the summer. Gian Piero Gasperini indicated that he needs to speak to the new co-owners. However, it would come as a shock if he didn’t stay at the helm.
Corresponding tuttomercatowebThe coach is already planning the next Transfermarkt steps with Lee Congerton, who recently joined the management team from Leicester City. The current sports director Giovanni Sartori is about to be eliminated. La Dea would pursue Verona’s chief executive Tony D’Amico if they decided to hire another Italian official.
Atalanta are ready to overhaul the squad in the summer window and benefit from some players who have spent several seasons at Bergamo. Luis Muriel is more likely to leave than Duvan Zapata. Considering his age, the club would settle for between €15m and €20m. Italy’s top teams have him on their radar when they need a backup striker, most notably Juventus. He also has admirers abroad. Josip Ilicic has one year left on his contract. The team will try to clarify his situation as he has not played for months.
Mario Pasalic and Hans Hateboer are expendable should decent offers come in for them. The front office wants to fire Aleksey Miranchuk. The lynchpins of the new squad will be the recently acquired Merih Demiral, Teun Koopmeiners, Jeremie Boga and Giorgio Scalvini, who has broken out this season. They plan to keep a couple of young players who have had success on loan.